I didn't enjoy cooking when I was younger at all. It was a chore I did to get food into my belly. When we bought our house, things changed. I had a real kitchen (not an apartment-sized one) to make food in.
When we discovered allrecipes.com we started finding and using fabulous recipes. It's so easy to use this site and we both love it! My cooking adventures started then and now I enjoy experimenting with flavours, spices and more!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking dinner. I don't like baking at all. I love making a really good dinner menu for my husband and I (plus extra's for lunch the next day.)
Favorites have been my own version of spinach/feta stuffed chicken (also a favorite of my husband)which is wrapped in tinfoil and barbequed - great camping meal!
Anything pork. We eat a lot of pork dinners and love pork tenderloin.
Anything savory and delicious!
My favorite family cooking traditions
On Sundays after church, we would pick up fresh pizza dough from a local bakery (and a few pasties to snack on.) We would let the dough sit overnight and expand. The next day for supper, we would roll it out into big pans. My mom would let each of us pick a corner and put whatever toppings on it we wanted! I still love home-made pizza to this day!
My cooking triumphs
Chicken/Feta/Olive Chicken. I made the recipe up myself! It's divine!
Homemade Naan bread. My friend tried making this and it turned out blah. I made it to go with her (delicious) curry dinner and it was fabulous!
My cooking tragedies
Anything baked. I just don't have the knack for it. Burned cookies, pie crusts, you name it, I've burned it.